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Hubbub over handsome swimmer’s hardship

World champion swimmer Ning Zetao kicked out of China’s national swimming squad / SCMPOn Wednesday, a memo from China’s swimming regulating authority was leaked…

Pakistan and China: Too close for comfort for India?

China, India hold strategic dialogue in Beijing / Xinhua Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi met with Indian foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in…

Cruises, roller coasters, and casinos

Carnival announces the first Chinese cruise ships built in China / Miami Herald The growing appetite among Chinese consumers for leisure and…

A controversy over dumplings

Steamed soup dumplings with vinegar or soy sauce — that is the question / Guancha.cn (in Chinese)Steamed soup dumplings (小笼包 xiǎolóngbāo),…

The fall of a Hong Kong leader

‘Never have I seen a man fallen from so high,’ judge says as he sentences Donald Tsang to 20 months’ jail…

China’s $9 trillion moral hazard

China to focus on tackling deep financial risks in 2017, senior policymaker says / SCMP Speaking in Hong Kong on Tuesday, a…

People’s Daily: A ‘currency cold war’ is brewing among developed countries

Accusing China of manipulating its currency to compete unfairly with the U.S. has been a feature of American politics since the 1990s,…

News roundup: Chinese lab to study Ebola and other dangerous pathogens

A new Chinese lab to study the world’s most dangerous diseases A laboratory designed to research the world’s most dangerous communicable diseases is…

Will Xi’an become a megalopolis at the heart of the New Silk Road?

In December 2016, Wang Yongkang 王永康, Xi’an’s newly appointed Party chief, took a stroll atop the western Chinese city’s ancient walls. Finding the ground…

Chinese feminist website suspended from Weibo

Chinese pioneering online feminist publication censored for ‘breaking national regulations’ / WeiboOn Monday night, Women’s Voice, a popular Chinese website…

Contrasting forces in dealing with North Korea

Is China pushing Trump to talk to North Korea? / NYT (paywall)Tensions heightened in the difficult relationship between China, North Korea, and…

Ivanka brand wallpaper?

Dozens of Chinese firms apply to use ‘Ivanka’ as their trademark / South China Morning Post Chinese companies have submitted at least…

News roundup: 5 million yuan rewards for informants in Xinjiang

Rewards for informants and GPS trackers for cars in Xinjiang Officials in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region have ordered residents in one prefecture to install…

A Spring Festival celebration in Qingdao

Another film adaption of a story by award-winning science fiction writer Liu Cixin

Another story by Chinese sci-fi writer Liu Cixin to hit screens / China Film Insider How climate activist Ma…